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Geraghty: I’ll grant his war wish, but Jono Carroll knows I am streets ahead of him

ALTHOUGH he claims to be streets ahead of fellow Dubliner Jono Carroll, Declan Geraghty claims his fellow Dub won’t need a map to find him come November 15.

‘Pretty Boy’ has always been a stylist and a ‘hit and don’t get hit’ advocate, but claims he will grant Carroll’s war wish on the Three Arena hosted Return Of The Mack card.

The MGM lightweight, who has wracked up six wins since turning pro in May, also states that Carroll, who fights in Ireland for the first time after registering two wins in Australia, knows that Geraghty is the superior fighter.

“At this stage of my career Carroll is a step up, but I’ve been in with better fighters  and done the job easy when I was with the Irish team,” Geraghty told Irish-Boxing.com.

“l sparred Jono, in fairness it was  a while ago, but we both know I’m miles ahead of him as a boxer. I could out box him all day long, but he said he wanted to have a war so that’s what I’m going to give him. I am not going to box I am going in for a fight.

“He’s a nice lad and there is no bad blood between us, but boxing is a business at the end of the day and I’m here to get the win.”

The two weight former Irish amateur champion has previously stated his desire to prove he is Dublin’s best prospect and is delighted he gets a chance to catch the eye on the undercard of Matthew Macklin’s World title eliminator with Sebastian Heiland.

“It”s a big card and a great opportunity to show people what l am all about,” he added.


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